Healthier Planet – Healthier Lives

HealthierPlanetHealthierLives120X170This study provides analysis of the connections between environment and health­ related targets in the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.

The report was produced for the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which gathered under the theme “Healthy People, Healthy Environment”, where ministers and high-level participants worked to identify concrete partnerships, policies and tools in the environmental field that can help  achieve the global health targets identified in the SDGs.

The analysis concentrated on those environment and health related targets that have close connections to each other so as to show the most important links between the two themes.The methodology groups both health related and environmental targets into six distinct clusters, which simplifies the analysis and ensures the avoidance of repetition.

The six health related clusters are:

  1. Eliminating food scarcity and hunger
  2. Eliminating or minimising causes of communicable disease
  3. Improving mental health and well­being
  4. Reduce adverse health impacts from chemicals, waste and pollution
  5. Securing universal access to clean water
  6. Reduce disaster­related deaths

The six environmental clusters are:

  1. Sustainable management of agriculture and food production systems
  2. Improve resilience against disaster
  3. Sustainable management of industrial processes,chemicals,wastes and emissions
  4. Sustainable management of water systems
  5. Sustainable management of green spaces
  6. Sustainable fishing policies


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